New £33m Capital sports centre ‘is world class’

Aileen Campbell, minister for public health and sport. Picture: Scottish Government
Aileen Campbell, minister for public health and sport. Picture: Scottish Government
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SCOTLAND’S £33 million sports performance centre in the Capital has been described as “world class” ahead of its official opening on August 29.

Oriam, situated on Heriot-Watt University’s campus, will become the home of Scottish football and rugby, and will also cater for basketball, handball, squash and racketball.

The concept of a national centre was taken from the findings of the McLeish review into Scottish football.

The Scottish Government contributed £24m to the project, with Sportscotland, Heriot-Watt University and the city council providing the remaining £9m.

Aileen Campbell, minister for public health and sport, said: “It’s tremendous news that this fantastic facility has been finished on time and on budget. I was delighted to take a look around the centre and to see the facilities first-hand before it opens to the public.”

She added: “This is another world class sporting facility for Scotland.”